Ai Kawashimo: CD Promo 2

  I really do feel privileged that I get to do photo shoots that so much fun. I get to work with a team that constantly has me on my toes with a permanent smile affixed to my face. My clients are also so much fun to work for, especially Ai. This is the second cd promo shoot we have done together and one of the things I love about her love of excess. She is always the first to suggest adding MORE, going BIGGER, getting more ELABORATE and it is just so much damn fun!

   She emailed me about scheduling this shoot with only the stipulation that she wanted one look with cat makeup, you heard me. I was stumped on how to make this work for a while but you know how I like a challenge and I quickly contacted Rose Fortuna and Yasutaké Kosaka we put our heads together to brainstorm an approach.

    The best thing as a photographer is when everything just flows, everyone contributes to the shoot and we create something together, and that definitely happened with this shoot. The photos came out great and so did the memories!

Photoshoot with Ai Kawashimo

I recently had a photoshoot with Singer and Harpist Ai Kawashimo  for her upcoming album and show in Japan. I first met Ai when I was in my last year at NESOP, my boyfriend had class with her and thought she had a great look and I should photograph her!

And oh how right he was! I did a portrait session with her and from then on we have kept in contact and become friends. She has such great energy and spunk that photographing her is always more like playing than work!

We did a slightly more conservative look.

And then we went a color crazy! Everyone knows that color is a venture for me but I think Ai has brought me into a much more colorful place. Watch out!

The Bejeweled thing Ai is holding is a tuning Key for her Harp. How awesome is that!!!

xx. Jackie Puwalski